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Rahul Gandhi is running India from the sidelines

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64-year-old defendant found guilty of torture, rape and genocide during the country’s struggle for independence

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Pakistan bus bomb kills at least 17

Death toll is expected to rise from bus carrying 70 passengers

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India's prime minister is to press ahead with contentious talks with his Pakistani counterpart despite a militant attack in Kashmir that left at least nine people dead. India claimed the three gunmen had entered Kashmir from Pakistan.

An image of the new island created off the coast of Pakistan by the earthquake

Pakistan earthquake: Hundreds dead in Baluchistan following quake so strong it created new island

Doctors, food and tents sent in as collapsed walls of mud brick houses leave residents homeless

Major earthquake kills 40 in remote region of Pakistan

The impact was felt as far away as Delhi in neighbouring India

Theresa May pledges to help Pakistan in 'fight against terror and violent extremism'

Home Secretary Theresa May has pledged support to Pakistan in its “fight against terror and violent extremism” on her third visit to the country.

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Christians hold protests over attack which killed 85 in Peshawar church

Pakistan’s interior minister hints at plans to protect places of worship

People light candles during a memorial ceremony for the Christian victims of twin suicide bombing that targeted a Christian Church in Peshawar, in Lahore, Pakistan

Pakistan church blast: Beleaguered Christians fear Peshawar bombing will not be the last

Soon after news of the bombing of Peshawar’s elegantly designed 19th-century All Saints church broke, Pakistan’s beleaguered Christians came out on the streets of its main cities.

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Pakistan church blast: Peshawar bombs kill 78

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